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5 easy ways to stay friends with your ex

Breakups are the worst. If you’ve ever ended a serious relationship, you’d know that saying goodbye to a huge part of your life can be very difficult.

Even after the dust settles, there could be a sort of awkwardness between the pair of you. But that shouldn’t be.

Despite the circumstances that led to the breakup, you both must have been best mates, so why shouldn’t you reach out?

As long as neither of you is toxic to each other, there will always be grounds to foster a friendship. And this article will help ease the process.

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Have some time apart
You definitely need some time to heal, and I don’t only mean not trying to spark a new relationship, but staying clear of your ex. Think of it as mourning your broken relationship. Stay away from him/her on phone, text, social media for at least three months. Instead, focus on your hobbies, career, anything that makes you feel happy. Once you feel you’re truly done with the person as a partner, and intend to just stay friends rather than act toxic by not talking to him/her, but you’re not sure if you’re ready, ask yourself ‘How would I feel if I saw my ex with someone new?’ If you feel a twinge in your chest, then you know you’re not.

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